Rad’s Lugged Butcher Bike

Rad is a repeat customer – but not for the best reasons. His previous custom butcher bike was stolen a couple of years ago and despite his best efforts its never surfaced. It was time to build him a new (and improved) version of the original award-winning bike.

The key with a bike such as this is to hide the complication, and make everything look custom made for purpose. The frame specification is similar to his previous bike, with Columbus steel main tubes and polished hand finished stainless steel lugs.  Rad wanted to use the bike every day, so an Alfine 11 speed hub will give him a wide range of gears for loaded and un-loaded commuting. Brakes from Compass Cycles give that classic look whilst offering incredible stopping power. Custom fitted and drilled Honjo mudguards will keep the rain off. Rad asked if we had a solution for the front wheel swinging around with the bike up on a kick stand – The strong spring between the down tube and fork offers enough resistance to keep that wheel straight when on the stand. The chainguard is a modified Velo orange offering, with custom mounting to extra bottle bosses in strategic points on the frame.  Finally the hand made steel stem has internal routing to act as a cable hanger for the front brake – as clean as simple as possible.

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Tube set

Mixed, Columbus 

Cranks

Paul Components

Brake Levers

Paul Components

Rear Hub

Shimano Alfine 11

Front Hub

Phil Wood

Rims

Pacenti PL23 (old stock)

Seatpost

Nitto S65

Racks

Velo Orange

Brakes

Compass Cycles

Saddle, bar tape and saddle bag

Brooks

Shifter

J Tek

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How to find the workshop

Email

enquiries@saffronframeworks.com

Telephone

+44 (0) 208 3167432

Twitter

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Saffron Frameworks
Thames Side Studios
TB-10
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road)
Woolwich
London
SE18 5NR